Des Moines fire crews battle house fire and frigid temperatures

DES MOINES, Iowa - A family escaped a house fire in Des Moines on Tuesday night, which pitted firefighters against frigid temperatures.

A witness spotted the fire at around 11:30 near 36th Street and Ingersoll.

The cold temperatures froze the water left in and around the house, making for a dangerous situation.

WHO Channel 13 reports firefighters stayed warm by taking turns sitting in ambulances and DART city buses.

Investigators are still trying to determine how the fire started.

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